An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his
employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house
building business and live a more leisurely life with his
wife enjoying his extended family.
He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by.
The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career.
When the carpenter finished his work and the builder came
to inspect the house, the contractor handed the front-door
key to the carpenter. "This is your house," he said, "my
gift to you."
If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so
differently. Now he had to live in the home he had built
none too well.
So it is with us. We can find we built our lives in a distracted way,
reacting rather than acting, we could be putting up with less than the best.
Then with a shock we look at the situation we
have created and find that we are now living in the house
we have built. We can do it differently from now. For sure there may need some repairs and re modelling.
Think of yourself as the carpenter. Think about your house.
Build wisely. Your life deserves to be lived graciously and with dignity. The plaque on the
wall says, "Life is a do-it-yourself project." Your life
tomorrow will be the result of your attitudes and the
choices you make today. It will also be the results of your beliefs which hide behind your motivation and thoughts for building your life.. Come build with Theta Healing Academy and discover and change beliefs so that your house becomes a lifetime's work, a work of art and stability you will be proud to live in.
By Alexandra P. Brown (c) all rights reserved